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Rhode Island Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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Important health, legal, and end-of-life planning forms and information for people living in The Ocean State.

Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in Rhode Island.

Advance Directive Form

Download the Advance Directive form for Rhode Island. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Advance Directive forms.

 

Order Death Certificates

Death Certificate instructions for Rhode Island. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.

 

Digital Estate Planning Laws

Law: HB 5778
Description: Regulates fiduciary and designated recipient access to digital assets relating to probate practice and procedure by creating the "Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act" to promote uniformity of the law among states that enact it. Additional insight: "The revised act gives fiduciaries some authority to manage digital assets, but it also provides privacy protections for the owners of the digital assets and legal protections for the companies who create and store digital assets." [Source: CLA]
Status: Effective July 15, 2019

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Digital Estate Planning Laws.

 

Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)

  • Rhode Island has no legislation

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.

 

Organ Donation Registries

Rhode Island Organ Donation registry official link. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Organ Donation registries.

 

POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form

Rhode Island doesn’t currently have a POLST program (check the status here). For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state POLST forms.

 

Probate Laws

Title 33: Probate Practice and Procedure

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.

 

Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate

  • The top estate tax rate is 16 percent (exemption threshold: $1,561,719)

For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.

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State-By-State Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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